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    July 13, 2012
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receive any jail time. a baltimore county man is dead after a confrontation with police. the violence unfolded inside a reisterstown home, as officers tried to serve an arrest warrant. wjz is live at baltimore county police headquarters. rochelle ritchie is there and has new developments in the investigation. good evening, rochelle. >> reporter: good evening, kai. well, the near fatal shooting of the 15-year-old led baltimore county police to a home and reisters -- reisterstown. and now, three people are charged and one man is dead. >> reporter: baltimore county police are now investigating the shooting death of a 48-year- old man, after police say he attacked officers with a sword. >> with a very large sword. somewhere in the range of 3 feet long. >> reporter: the shooting happened at this home on high meadow road in reisterstown, where police are serving a warrant of an attempted murder case on a 15-year-old boy in howard county. >> reporter: the officer opened fire to stop the attack. >> reporter: the sword-swinging suspect died at the scene. neighbors still in shock. >> it's kind of scary, knowing that somebody died a house
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away. >> reporter: police say cox was not connected to the case. however, his roommate, 21-year- old david peoples, and 24-year- old laura car, are accused of kidnap 15-year-old sterling watts, as he walked home, leaving him for dead, after shooting him if a field. the third suspect, chikita skeeter, is also charged with attempted murder, assault, and kidnap being. >> it's really scary. it really is. because we really had no bounds or anything in this area. and all of a sudden, something like this happens and makes you rethink where you live and what happened. >> and the officer involved in this shooting. his name has not been released. but he is on paid administrative leave. back to you. >> rochelle, thank you. the deadly shooting remains under investigation tonight by baltimore county homicide detectives detectives. mew information tonight about the washington, d.c. police officer who reportedly reported made a threat against the first lady. can show a picture of the gun
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he would use. he was assigned to a detail that would lead motorcades for the white house. he has since been removed and on administrative duty. >> a dramatic rescue from a burning apartment building in montgomery county. the three-alarm fire started around 7:00 this morning at the woodlake apartments. crews saved 17 people who became trapped inside. the fire caused $1.5 million in damage. and displaced some 75 residents. investigators believe an electrical malfunction caused a fire. >> did some firefighters go too far criticizing their bosses on twitter? the baltimore city fire department wants new guidelines on what they can post on social media. wjz is live downtown. mike hellgren takes us behind the controversy. mike? >> reporter: mary, the department says this is not about silencing its critics. and wjz has learned union leaders will meet with department officials early next week to hash it all out. >> reporter: the latest heated battle in baltimore's fire
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department is over twitter. and what firetbieters can and can't post on -- firefighters can and can't post on twitter. it includes controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire companies are closing. one tweet read, save yourself. there are no medics. but you can call the mayor on her video phone. another questions how can the chief and mayor spat in your face. they say the new guidelines are notsz to re -- not to repress free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and boundaries for which our members can communicate concerns. but it must be done, you know, decently and orderly. >> reporter: still, the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawyers next week. >> that's our main concern. that firefighters are protected. that's our only concern. >> i want to make sure our members are covered legally. >> but the criticism won't vanish. some say it am go underground
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and they'll just post anonymously. >> the supreme court has ruled that they can face punishment in limited situations for what they say on associate media. but maryland general assembly recently passed a law saying you do not have to share your user names and passwords with employers. >> it's like tapping the phones. there's a lost personal messages. lot of personal messages. >> reporter: like the fire department, baltimore city police are also working on a social media policy. they say no specific problems are behind that push. >> reporter: and both police and fire departments say they're looking at other departments around the country. and professional organizations, in order to draft their policies here. reporting live downtown, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. mary? >> all right, mike. thank you. the department has no official deadline to put the new policies into effect. jp morgan chase reveals its giant trading blunder is much more serious than first reported. alison harmelin reports for wjz, with the fallout from the
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banks and its traders. >> reporter: a bad trade at jp morgan chase has cost the bank $5.8 billion so far this year. that's nearly triple what the banks first disclosed. ceo jamie dimonsaid he has fired the managers in charge of that trade. and the company is taking back $2 million in pay from each of them. >> they've admitted to problems and making systems changes, so they say they're doing all the right things. time will tell if they really are. >> reporter: the trading loss came from the bank's london office, which is supposed to be balancing risk. but the portfolio got too complex. and managers lost control. >> reporter: when jp morgan first started investigating the loss, the chief dismissed it as a tempest in a tea pot. he now admits the blunder has shaken the company to the core. >> reporter: we don't take it lightly, dimontold an lifts, but we do think it's an isolated event. >> reporter: even with the giant loss, jp morgan made a profit in the last quarter.
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as the news hilt wall street, it listed the stocks. and analysts pointed out, jp's loss may be a huge gain. >> if they've made a huge loss, someone has made a profit. we just don't know who that is. >> reporter: we also don't know if it's over yet. dimonadmitted, the bad trade could los lead to future losses. as much as $1.8 billion. in new york, alison harmelin, wjz eyewitness news. >> jp morgan's earnings were better than expected. that provided a boost to the stock market. s&p up 22. nasdaq up 43. showers are actually moving through parts of maryland right now. the rain is much-needed after lots of dry, hot weather this month. meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking live doppler radar and the first warning weather center for us. bernadette? >> also, the clouds sort of calming things down a little bit here. i want to show you first warning doppler radar. underneath some of those clouds. we have showers. and they are making their way
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farther east now. the main rain is passing up into pennsylvania. but on that southern fringe of it, you can see showers now making their way across maryland on the northern fringes. and also, getting a little farther south in western maryland. also closer to frederick. a shower or two around. and it is getting closer to the baltimore metro region now, over this evening and tomorrow, we're going to see more of this starting to break up. we'll switch it over and show you, it's all because of a warm that is making its way through. that warm front will clear as we head into sunday. and behind that warm front comes another round of pretty hot air. and we'll have your forecast coming up. kai? >> bernadette, thank you. for the first time in many years, the orioles return from the all-star break in play-off contention. sports director mark viviano is there, and has more for the players and fan expectations for the rest of the season. >> yes, the birds are back. batting practice under way right now, here at camden yards, before the o's play the detroit tigers. nick markakis is among the
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injured orioles coming back. told us that the entire team is excited to be in play-off contention as the second half of the season began. and they're glad that the fans were excited, too. . >> reporter: 3-1 delivery. in the air. he got all of it. way back. >> reporter: april and may were magnificent. >> and the orioles have come back to win it. >> reporter: the high-flying birds spent the early part of the season in first place. raising expectations and hopes. then june and july, hot weather. but the o's cooled. especially the hitters. yet through it all, they remain in play-off contention, midway through the season. baltimore baseball fans have reason to believe. the players recognized the support. and want to give those fans something to cheer. >> having this place packed with 47,000 people. you know, for a play-off game or even -- even a game in august that is -- that means a lot. you know, but it will be all our fans. i think that kind of
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environment would give me goose bumps. >> reporter: manager buck showalter says the next month will go a long way in determining if the o's will be play-off contenders. we ask you, with our wjz fan cam, what are your expectations for the rest of the season? >> i think they're doing really well. and you just gotta keep -- stay focused. >> i believe if we bring in another arm, we could possibly push for a wildcard. and we'll go from there and see how we do. >> i think the o's are going to go. at least 500 for the rest of the season. >> and i think the orioles are going to do very good this season. >> reporter: and the players know it's not going to be easy. 77 games remain in the season. three of them here against the tigers. and this weekend, series. and the next eight straight will be all on the road. we'll hear from nick markakis, coming up next hour. back to you for now. >> mark, thank you. this is the first time in seven years, the orioles have had a winning record.
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o's, taking time out. he went head to head with professional cake decorator, cooper. she won the fan challenge. so she challenged jones to a decorating face-off at camden yards. fortunately, adam tasted defeat, as the judges declared aaron the winner. that is her cake. do we see the comparison? i think adam just had a little blue piping around the edge there. >> you know, if you have to lose and get a slight cake, that's not a bad way to g. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. an intense bomb scare on an international flight. why the pilot feared there was an explosive device on board. a quiet carroll county town erupts in gunfire, leaving one man dead. i'm andrea fujii. in eldersberg. the latest on the investigation just ahead. better or worse after obama? i'm pat warren, at morgan state university. where a white house adviser defends president obama's
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it is friday. quench degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. we're following breaking news right now from northwest baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene. captain jeff long above it with more. captain jeff? >> good afternoon. we're over this intersection at gwens falls and hawkin trawley. right at the entrance of druid hill park. you can see, it's a two-car accident. one patient has been loaded into the ambulance. another ambulance was on the scene for a few minutes. they just left. this should be clearing up in a
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few minutes. the only plain plain lane that is blocked is the left-bound lane. i'm captain jeff long. back to you. a new law is trying to catch up to technology and the danger it poses on the road. in maryland, it is now illegal to text while driving. a new report says that police are starting to enforce it. it's day 1 for a new patrol. in a half dozen marked and unmarked units. the target -- >> trying to find somebody either texting or on their cell phone. >> reporter: it's something a lost us do. and probably all of us have seen. >> it's kids, adults, everybody. it's unfortunate. >> there's one right there. >> reporter: it's an overall effort to crack down on all sorts of distracted driving. but especially behind the wheel. now a primary offense in
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maryland. >> you cannot be on your phone. >> it's dangerous in particular, because folks are taking their eyes off the road for a longer period of time. >> reporter: police are learning as they go. it's not like running a radar for speeders. >> what i try to do is i pum up to the lights and look down into the vehicles as they stop to wait to turn. >> it doesn't take much looking. >> she's texting right now. >> turned out to be a long light. >> fines for texting while driving is $80 plus one point on your record. but punishment isn't the focus for police today of. >> i have issued a lot of tickets and warning. it really depends on the driver and the record and what they're doing. >> reporter: one stop at a time. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and a crackdown on texting while driving is evolving into a statewide enforcement. in anne arundel county, it will be focused during the next four
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months. >> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in with kristy breslin, live from traffic role control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. a lot of traffic out there this afternoon. traffic on the inner loop. that delay begins at steenson rise. -- stevenson road. traffic crawling about 30 miles 30-mile-per-hour. and outer loop has become just one long delay. it's jammed jammed from stevenson road around to the harbor tunnel throughway. expect at least 30 minutes to get through. northbound 95, the accident at eastern heavyaby cleared. but we still have a pretty good delay there from eastern avenue past whitemarsh boulevard. and in towson, still have that police activity, blocking off oakley road at taylor avenue. city accidents include south president at east pratt. greenmount at east 28th street. and also, franklin at calhoun. let's take a live look. things are pretty busy there. 50 at sandy point. and we'll take another live
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look. as you can see, things are still heavy as well. on the beltway, west of york road. this is brought to you by the all-new mazda cx5. with the best highway miles per gallon. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. a white house adviser defends president obama's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best
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interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a very, very long time because of many of the policies of the prior administration. >> reporter: a recent gallup poll shows 87% of black americans support obam a. about 5%, romney. >> reporter: they expect the president to carry maryland, a state where democrats rule. >> and a fourth of african american policy discussions held around the country.
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bernadette is back. we're watching showers. >> yeah. >> looks more like a friday night rain. looks like they were moving sort of northeast. >> they were. and you can get into it. do the hand motions, too. >> northeast. >> that's your interpretive weather dance. >> okay. this is what we've got going on temperature-wise. it's still warm since the showers have not gotten to baltimore yet. 87 degrees outside. it has cooled down. and we will have your forecast when we return. the first time i saw fios it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios it was like somebody like took our computer and shook all the junk out of it.
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welcome back, everybody. getting some games in. batting practice there for the games tonight, before some showers arrive in our area. now, this is no reason to not go to the game. but there could be a little delay at some point because of a shower. first warning doppler radar. this is what we're looking at right now. this is not a solid band. and as mary was explaining, it's going up to the northeast. we are going to see spotty showers as we head through the evening hours. and if you're heading out to the game, we're still going to get the game in. there may be a delay at some point. we'll switch it over and show you what we've got going on in
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our satellite radar here. and as far as this goes, we do have those showers that are going to continue to come in from the west, in different bands. now we can switch it back over and show you, with this wind going on, the wind from the southeast. still brought up warm air. it's 87 degrees in baltimore. 87 in patuxent. 87 also in d.c. but where the rain has come in. 68 degrees in oakland. and 70 in cumberland. we topped out at 89 degrees. very close to that average. and we have been there most of the week. within a degree or two. but the thing is, the front that is moving through tonight, through tomorrow, is a warm front. and it's going to bring much warmer air our way as we head into the middle part of next week. so here's how it works. there's a warm front here. all of that is moving in our direction now. tonight, the chance for a few showers, maybe a thunderstorm or two. then tomorrow, before this warm front clears. when it does, the chance for a
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few thunderstorms are around. you can see, the fronts are still pretty close to our area. then the front swings bake bye to the north. and temperatures really start jumping. we're in the upper 90s for the middle part of next week. it's a process. but it's going to start building over the weekend. forecast on the water. south winds, pretty light at 5 knots. forecast for tonight is going to be a warm one. only going down to 70 degrees. still showers out there. a little rain. maybe a thunderstorm. couple of showers. a few heading through. 87 degrees for our high. but it's sunday, that we're into the low 90s. and by the middle part of next week, we've got a couple of days. this weekend. you don't want to be in there during that thunderstorm. >> bernadette, i know it was a special day for you. bernadette was part of a special reunion today at the
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johns hopkins children center. her twin boys are so cute. received treatment at the neonatal intensive care unit. and today, they were among the children who went back to visit with those dedicated doctors, nurses and staff, who helped care for them during their most vulnerable first months of life. the hopkins nicku treats 600 little patients each and every year. and let me just guess. that is -- i gotta look. i gotta look. that's danny. >> that's danny. >> okay. very good. process of elim neighination here. but they have their distinctive looks here. >> they're too big to hold together. >> they are. they are heavy little boys. and the staff down there is so wonderful, top to bottom. just amazing people. so thank you for everything. >> is it possible they're watching you now? >> possibly. >> but your do boys are doing well. because everyone always asks me about them, no matter where i go. >> they're huge. they're chunky. they jumped right back up. as my husband always says, they
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don't miss a meal. >> exactly. >> and wait until they start moving on their feet. >> all right. well, still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. controversy for the u.s. olympic team. why their uniforms have so many people upset. trading accusations. the renewed battle over mitt romney's business experience. critical crews. some new images of trayvon martin's clothing the night he died. and the other key evidence [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans,
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30. quench degrees and cloudy. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a quiet maryland town is shocked after one person is shot and killed outside a popular restaurant. the violence erupted in carroll county. andrea fujii reports with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the harvest and restaurant and cheers lounge has been in business for 46 years. and the owner says he is used to violence here. >> it all happened. and it happened in eldersberg. >> early friday morning, jacob came out of the bar and shot into a crowd, standing outside. killing 36-year-old david garrett of sykesville. another man, gary hail, was also shot and wounded. >> investigators are attempting to determine why that occurred. what caused the shooting. we don't have a clear indication of that right now. bar regulars say they didn't
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recognize the suspect. >> i heard there was no kind of scuffles here. there was no confrontation between him or the person that was shot. or anybody else. >> police managed to get a phone number for the suspect. called him and convinced him to surrender in westminster. >> witnesses say bircher shot multiple times. >> in the left-hand window of the house, through two bedrooms in a door. and hit the opposite end of the house. >> many carroll county residents say with violence on the rise, they hope they can continue having one of the lowest crime rates in the state. >> a record search showed that the suspect had no criminal past in maryland. he is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. in eldersberg, i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >> the second man who shot is recovering from nonlife- threatening considers in shock
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trauma. a pilot believes there is a possible bomb on board. vic has more details on what caused the scare. a passenger discovered a suspicious device in a bathroom. the pilot turned the plane around in midair. that's when a female passenger appeared to have a panic attack, alerting the splings suspicions of the pilot. >> yes, sir. we have a lady that is on our kitchen. but we think this is the one who keeps looking at the gentleman that was playing with this in the lavatory. so she has to be escorted by police also. they'll want paramedics to take her off. >> the plane landed safely at jfk, where all 206 passengers were searched and questions. police say the wires turned out to be strange wires that didn't belong to the plane. but they were not explosive.
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>> delta says the flight took off for madrid early this morning. for the first time, we are seeing pictures of the hoody trayvon martin wore the night he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman. the photos are just some of the evidence being released to others by the prosecutors. mark straus ford reports for wjz from sanford, florida. >> includes granny images and bloodstained shirts with a bullet hole. another shows fragments from the fatal bullet. also, transfers. then a lead investigator with sanford police. he told agents, george zimmerman followed martin, based on his attire, because of the hoody, and not skin color. high said zimmerman's story seemed scripted. they told the fbi, zimmerman had no racial tragics. -- prejudices. >> we don't know if he's a
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racist or not. >> benjamin crump is a lawyer for sebrinna fulton. trevon martin's mother. >> all we know is that for some reason, he profiled trayvon martin as a criminal. and the only thing he knew about him was he was a young black man, walking with a hoody. nothing more. >> reporter: zimmerman was suspicious of martin. in the years before the shooting, zimmerman called six times to report suspicious activity. in one recorded call to police, zimmerman said he doesn't want to approach a guy he's suspicious of. but in another call, you can hear his wife shelly zimmerman tell him not to go after a suspect. >> just went between the houses to the back. >> i'm not. >> don't go out there. >> okay. i'll send an officer out there to check the area. >> thanks.
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>> you're welcome. >> it shows that it is part of his modus opoperandi. violence in los angeles. a clash between police and occupy protestors, ends with several arrests and injured officers. it happened near the downtown art walk. people were using chalk to write on sidewalks and buildings when officers in riot gear walked in. there were reports that some of the demonstrators were hurt by police batons. accusations were flying between the two presidential campaigns about mitt romney's time. this comes from virginia to go to his planned recovery. dan notingham has the latest. president obama is firing
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up supporters in one of the key battlegrounds. >> it is good to be back in virginia. >> he called out republicans in congress. >> got 33 votes to repeal the health care bill. all it would take is one vote to make sure you all don't see your taxes go up next year. >> the issue is getting plenty of play in campaign ads. and in an interview with cbs this morning's charlie rose, the president talked about romney's record as ceo. bane capital. >> if you're head of the large private equity firm or hedge fund, you're job is to make money. it's not to create jobs. >> romney's campaign is hitting the air waves, pushing back against the president's claim that the republican white house hopefuls sent jobs overseas. >> the obama outsourcing attacks. misleading, unfair and true. >> reporter: high-profile republicans are also giving
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romney a hand in virginia. >> to the degree that dollar is any truth to these outsourcing allegations, these were things in 1999. when he was not the managing director. >> reporter: a new twist was add to the bane attacks thursday. with a new report showing romney was still listed on paperwork as ceo of the company. three years after he said he left to run for olympics. at the white house, danielle notingham, wjz eyewitness news. according to the latest polls, obama ads, attacking romney's bane capital record are working in the swing states. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the campaign 2012. we'll continue to bring you the latest on the candidates and the issues on air and online. at wjz dawj. time now for a quick look at the baltimore sun. investigating controversial contracts, awarded by its
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former superintendent shortly before its retirement. and world series of poker. see the winners of this year's baltimore sun gardens contest. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. controversy tonight over the uniforms. for the summer olympic games. athletes are american. but there is outrage growing. the clothes wearing are not. >> the expression made in the usa may apply to the 2012 u.s. olympic team members. but according to critics, you can't say that about the uniforms they're wearing because the clothes are made in china. >> i am so upset that i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed. i think they should take all of the influence, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. >> fashion giant ralph lauren, who is american, touts on his website, that his company is the proud outfitter of team
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usa. but the making of uniforms, many emblazoned with the iconic logo, was apparently outsourced to china. a missed opportunity to provide jawbl jobs in america, according to one fashion designer. >> it's very disturbing. because it completely could have been manufactured here in the united states. >> the u.s. could have addressed the statement. but didn't address the controversy. others say critics need to be realistic. >> when companies are able to outsource, they're able to produce. they can attend to their costs. >> they should be wearing uniforms made in america. >> critics argue the outsourcing didn't help americans and that those for sale are pricey. a beret is $55. and a men's blazer, $795. and a neck tie, $125. i think we'll see more to that story. >> i think you're right. an update to an inspiring
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story. how this maryland girl is making great strides, despite a rare disease. an unusual bust. where police delivered $2 million worth of ivory, harvested from endangered elements. and i'm bernadette woods in the first warning weather center. we're putting together ♪ ♪ pop goes the world
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welcome to life on fios. ♪ it has been a unique shop in fells point for 40 years. ron matz has the brass facts. that has customers here and all over the world. >> sage simmons is covering a brass tray. specializes in brass and copper restoration. >> i think because a lot of these things are old family heirlooms that they've had for years. and good thing about brass is, it can be restored over and over and over again. >> reporter: owner cray merrill, opened its unique shop in 1975. >> some people bring things to us from all over the baltimore region. and as far as far away as hawaii. we have things shipped in to us every week to be restored.
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>> address plaques are popular. >> there's even a recreation of a vintage sun. >> probably 10 years i've been coming here. >> needle a door knocker? brass works has plenty of them. >> 20 breeds of dog available. and just about everything you can imagine. >> just imagine having an old family treasure restored. and at brases works, they do it with pride. >> they are excited and blown away by how good it looks. it's giving them a new lease on life. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> and brass works has done restoration for hospitals and courthouses and even the smithsonian institution.
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well, we've got a cloudy start to the weekend. outside now, the skies are overcast. overcast with showers moving through the state. meteorologist bernadette woods shows us what we can expect for tomorrow and the next five days. hi, bern. >> hello there, kai. and everybody out there. yes, this is what we have going on. a warm front slowly making its way across the state. couple of showers through the night and morning hours. then on and off chances for a shower or thunderstorm during the day tomorrow. not all day is going to be wet. but there is that chance on and off through the day there. temperatures still up there. 87 degrees for our high. but after that front clears us, couple of thunderstorms possible. but we're back in the 90s. and take a look at this forecast here. by the middle of next week, we are back in the upper 90s with the chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. well, in today's energy saver, avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn your air conditioner on. it will not cool your home any faster. and could result in an excessive cooling. and therefore, unnecessary
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expense. for more information on how you can become an energy saver, go to wjz.com. scroll down the right-hand side of the page. and click on our special section. mary? >> thank you, bernadette. well, rain has refused to let up in parts of houston over the last week, making the drive home a nightmare for commuters. flooded streets and toppled trees have stranded drivers. one man was even forced to the roof of his car to escape the water. between wednesday and thursday, more than 5 inches of rain fell in some areas. rain is expected there through the remainder of today. well, a california man may have found the first piece of debris to reach the golden state from last year's deadly tsunami in japan. he found this empty beer crate along the sonoma coast. it is marked with japanese writing. but some aren't convinced of its origins. they say it's too soon to reach california. and that the crate is too clean.
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two jewelry story owners. investigators recovered one ton of illegal ivory, worth more than $2 million. police say neither man had the special permit required to sell ivory in the state of new york. they were both fined $55,000 and forfeited nearly a million dollars in gooding employs. 21 children have been injured from falling pegs on chico-poly high chairs. lead being retailers have sold this over the last years, including babies are us and toys are us. in tonight's wjz healthwatch. a remarkable maryland girl continues to make great strides. despite living with a tough condition, commonly known as brittle bones. we first introduced you to hannah bramer six years ago, and wanted to check back in with her. >> whenever i see you, you're
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always smiling. why do you smile so much? >> it's just me. [ laughter ] >> reporter: 12-year-old hannah bramer has the most infectious giggle, which is truly amazing, knowing so much of her life has been lived in pain. hannah was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. hannah's story is inspiring to so many people, including a mega star in the world of music. >> happy birthday, dear hannah branna, bobama -- >> reporter: beyonce sings happy birthday to her every year and spends time with her after concerts as much as she also sent me hello kitty stuff. >> hannah loves going to the concerts, but soon she'll be going to shriners hospital in montral for special treatment. hannah's mom just sold their van to pay for the trip. >> she's had now well over 110
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bone fractures. just sustained three in early may where she was hospitalized. and now we're on the course of going to shriner's montral to see what can be done. because the bone deformities have increased. >> reporter: oh, i love your room. >> thanks. >> reporter: i love it. i love it. clearly pink is your favorite color. >> yes. >> reporter: hannah uses a motorized chair. and her mom is raising online to buy a new van that is compatible with it. it costs a lot, more than $60,000. but it would allow hannah to spread her joy. >> would you like to go to the mall? >> yeah. >> why? >> so i can shop. >> exactly. >> oh, i love hannah. if you'd like to learn more about hannah or help in any way, head to our website, wjz.com. for a link to her website. she's just infectious with that giggle. >> she's beautiful. thank you, mary. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for all of these stories and more coming up,
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denise is standing by with a preview. hi, denise. >> hi, kai. deadly police-involved shooting as officers try to serve a warrant in reisterstown. up and running. new speed cameras in baltimore county. find out where they're being placed. check in for these stories and all the breaking news. coming up all new at 6:00. but now, back to mary and kai. still to come tonight at 5:00. a chimpanzee escapes its cage. how its adventure turned deadly in the streets of las vegas. ,,, [ barks ]
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there are reports of another civilian massacre in syria. if confirmed, it would be the worst single incident in 16 months. loyalists to president bashar assad killed more than 200 people in the hamad province. new information after one of the world's richest women is found dead. police have arrested the husband of eva rousing. she was found dead in london. her husband has not yet been charged as detectives wait to find out the cause of death. the couple has a long history
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of drug use. a pair of chimpanzees cared for by a couple in nevada got loose from their cages and went out on the town. aaron drawhorn reports their story did not end up happily. >> reporter: bj is enjoying grapes, back in her cage after being tranquilized. >> it's horrible. horrible. >> reporter: timmy derosa and lee watson, rescued them. somehow, the chimps escaped around 10:00 a.m. >> maybe they just kicked and kicked and kicked and somehow the right angle, they just popped the lock off? >> it had a padlock. and somehow, they still got out. >> reporter: buddy and cj ran free for half an hour. >> it was all chaos. >> reporter: miguel gutierrez has fed and played with the chimps for eight years. >> i tried to calm down the male chimp. but he was too excited and too aggressive. >> reporter: gutierrez was feet from buddy, seconds before his life ended. >> they were just screaming at me to get out of the way, get
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out of the way. because they were getting ready to shoot. get out, get out, get out. >> an officer shot and killed buddy in the middle of van route. >> though it's in the middle of families. what could they do? >> it's a definite tragedy. >> reporter: holly says the nevada legislature and u.s. congress need to take action. >> nevada is one of the few states, one in six actually, that do not have any laws or regulations that would restrict the private ownership of dangerous exotics. back in the cage, cj is alone for the first time. >> it's tragic and something we've always feared and dreaded. >> reporter: in maryland, a wide variety of exotic pets are restricted, including primates. still ahead on eyewitness news. a sword-swinging suspect is dead. i'm rochelle ritchie. i'll tell you why baltimore county police shot him, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up new on eyewitness news at 6:00. deadly confrontation. police kill a man after he comes at them with a sword. how it ties into baltimore county. freedom of speech. baltimore a fire department is cracking down on what firefighters can and can't say on twitter. is it a response to harsh criticism of the department? i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a new law and a new crackdown for people who text
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while driving. extreme heat returning. and what about some much-needed rain. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. arrest gone wrong. police kill a man inside a baltimore county home. >> why the officer opened fire. and the link to a shooting of a teen. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. an attempt to serve a search warrant ends in death. an officer shoots a man after police say he came at